Norms Router Cabinet #2: "My" Cabinet is done

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Blog entry by sIKE posted 09-21-2008 11:55 PM 2245 reads 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 1: Starting on the Cabinet Part 2 of Norms Router Cabinet series Part 3: The Electrical Work »

This weekend I got the cabinet assembly completed (basically).

Router Cabinet

Still have the drawer construction and that install, dust collection, electrical, Router Raizer mods, the top, and its fence(s) to build out.

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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#1 posted 09-22-2008 12:19 AM

Looking good. I’m anxious to see the finished project. Thanks for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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#2 posted 09-22-2008 02:11 AM

ditto on seeing the finished project. Looking good so far.

-- Grant...."GO BUCKEYES"

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#3 posted 09-22-2008 03:17 AM

Looking good. I’m just finishing up my version. I’ll be sure to post mine when it’s done. Here’s a question: why is a plexiglass door used the majority of the time on these? So we can see if chips are building up or so we can see our fancy routers? I think I’m going with a wood door.

-- Tony, Ohio

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#4 posted 09-22-2008 03:45 AM

I agree with the wood door, looks better. I am going to modify drawers just slightly to hold the case that can hold the case my set came in. Another modification I am going to do is add a sloped bottom to the front side too. So that is funnels the dust for sure to the front of the dust port. Maybe not as steep as the back one, but as steep as it can be and still get the router in and out when needed.

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#5 posted 09-22-2008 04:01 AM

I wish we had another weekend right now so we could see more progress! Not that I’m impatient or anything…

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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#6 posted 09-22-2008 04:11 AM

another modification I am going to do is flush mount the switch basically like norm did in his first table. The switch will mount into a standard single gang remodel electric box, and just use some extension cord wire with a plug wired on one end and a short pigtail with a plug for the router. Just looks a little more finished rather than a big box switch hanging the side.
Grizzly sells the switch for about $10. The all in one unit used on the version 2 is about $20-30. Easier to wire, yes, cheaper, no. YOu could go really cheap and just use a standard light switch. That looks a little rednecked though.

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#7 posted 09-22-2008 05:57 AM

Hi sIKE;

We know Norm’s is done!

How you making out with yours? lol


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#8 posted 09-22-2008 03:51 PM

Well, I must of not submitted what I wrote last night.

Funny, correct me if I am wrong but he has made two of them…. now back to our normal programing.

I am guessing so you can look at sawdust build up in the cavity.

I have ordered this switch from Grizzly, I think it is the one you are referring too. I am going to mount it to the front of the cabinet. I was thinking of this one (thanks Phred) but decided against it as it was a bit big. I do like the idea of a sloped bottom to the front side also. I will wait till after the Router is i mounted in the cabinet before deciding if and where it is possible.

Thanks for all of the comments!

-- //FC - Round Rock, TX - "Experience is what you get just after you need it"

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